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"A PUMP THA FLAVA EXPERIENCE"

THIS IS A PUMP THA FLAVA EXPERIENCE! man last thurs i was invited to jam session by a p-funk all stars associate drummer Gabe Gonzales! Gabes, cool! last year gabe reunited me back with lonnie motley bassist/ george clinton/bassist and music director/kid rock and bassist/chaka khan! so, anyway i went to the jam session! they didn't start playing until 2 am! i recieved a phone call and went outside so i could hear! i went back in up 20 flights of stairs and when i got to the top my gig back for my guitar, the strap had broken and my guitar fell down 20 flights of stairs! it stopped at the sidewalk on Monroe st across from Greektown casino! it was chipped, jacked up, couldn't tune it! my floyd rose tremlo was out of alignment! i went home, didn't play! Gabe never heard me play! i was mad! when i got home i started taking everything apart! i got everything back in order by friday nite! i felt like i gotta redeem myself, especially to Gabe! i explained to Gabe why i disappeared and what had happened! so thursday i went back down there to redeem myself! i was definitely on a mission! i arrived at 1am. so as i got there, 5 min. later i was on stage jammin! everybody was diggin' it! then here comes a old friend of mine! Rickey Rouse guitarist 30 platinum albums /tupac/snoop dogg/ chaka khan and awhole lot more! i was on stage tickled pink playing laughing and smiling! i started playing the guitar with my teeth and started pointing at him! Rickey does that trick, too! that's why i did that, lol! when i finished, Ricky said you sound good, he was impressed! he didn't recognize me! i told him thank you, then i said RICKEY! he looked up and said OOH! i said YEAH! he finally recognized me after 30 something yrs! my nickname is tuffy, since birth and that's all these guys know me by! he gave me his number and said call me don't loose it!! rickey performed right after i did! he wanted me to jam with him, but they only had one guitar amp! hopefully later on today, rickey will hear my music! that experience of redeeming myself and reuniting with a friend, took me to another level of self! when i got back home, i asked god, is this how heaven feels, lol? it was a big high!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, what have you been doing, lol? rubin

"SO YOU WANNA KNOW PUMP THA FLAVA"

SO YOU WANNA KNOW "PUMP THA FLAVA" WHEN I FIRST JOINED MYSPACE, MY FIRST QUESTION WAS! WHAT IS A BLOG? COULDN'T SOMEONE HELP ME? BELIEVE IT, DIDN'T NO ONE HELP ME WITH THAT QUESTION! SO KNOW I UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BETTER, NOW! IT'S A THOUGHT, A STORY, STATEMENT, A QUESTION! MY FRIENDS WISHED THAT I WROTE BLOGS TO HEAR ME! I AM VERY FLATTERED! SO LET ME GIVE YOU A CLUE ABOUT ME! I MIGHT EVEN ENJOY WRITING BLOGS! I JOINED MYSPACE TO NETWORK MY MUSIC! BECAUSE I LOVE MUSIC! I LOVE TO CREATE IT! FROM THE FIRST PROCESS TO THE LAST! YES, I TRULY WORK ALONE! I WORK ALONE CAUSE BEING IN BANDS, HAD REALLY BROKE MY HEART! YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS IN THE STUDIO I WAS IN A GROUP! WE WERE WRITING AND RECORDING OUR ORIGINAL MATERIAL! IT CAUGHT INTEREST TO A WARNER BROTHERS SCOUT! WOW, WE WERE EXCITED THEN JEALOUSY HAD ENTER INTO THE LITTLE BAND OF THREE (It WAS ONLY 3 OF US) THEN ANOTHER MEMBER WAS SO EXCITED, HE GOT HIS GIRLFRIEND PREGNANT, LOL! NOW HE DOESN'T WANT TO COME TO THE STUDIO! THE OTHER MEMBER WAS MAD CAUSE WARNER BROTHERS DIDN'T LIKE HIS SONG! HE DIDN'T SHOW UP AT THE STUDIO! I TOLD HIM, THAT I AM TRYING TO GET MY TOE IN THE DOOR! MAN, THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT MY SONG EITHER, NO MORE! THEY LIKE THE SONG THAT THE DRUMMER MADE UP AND WE COLOBORATED ON! I LIKE HIS SONG BETTER THAN MINE, TOO! PLUS, THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN MAKE A HIT IS THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE THE LAST STRAW, ABOUT WHAT IS A HIT OR NOT! SO, SIX MONTHS! FOUR NIGHTS A WEEK! FROM 6PM- 6 AM WAS A WASTE! I TOLD MYSELF WHEN I WAS IN THAT STUDIO, IF I EVER HAVE EXCESS TO A STUDIO! I WILL DO EVERYTHING MYSELF! THEN COMPUTERS CAME! I HAVE A LOT OF STORIES TO TELL! FROM MARVIN GAYE, TEMPTATIONS, GEORGE CLINTON.......ETC. I HAVE BEEN AROUND SOME GENIUS MINDS! THREE FOLKS REALLY COME TO MIND IS GREG "MOUSEY" PHILIGAINES (MICHAEL JACKSON) USE TO BE MUSIC DIRECTOR "THRILLER"! RICARDO "RICKEY" ROUSE (TUPAC/SNOOP DOGG/ CHAKA KHAN) GUITARIST! LONNIE MOTLEY (GEORGE CLINTON/ PARLIMENT/FUNKEDELIC/KID ROCK/ CHAKA) BASSIST! THESE ARE SOME OF THE FOLKS THAT HAVE TOUCHED MY LIFE! THAT I HAD SHARED TIME, SPACE AND LAUGHTER WITH! MARTHA REEVES IS A SWEET HEART! SO I WILL END THIS BLOG, LETTING YOU KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT ME! READ PART 1 AND 2, BELOW! I AM CONCENTRATING ON MY FIRST CD! IT WILL BE RELEASED SOMETIME 2008! PART ONE! HELLO TO ALL MY FRIENDS! I HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK OF YOU, CONCERNING MYSELF! I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO PRODUCE AND SONGWRITE FOR ARTIST! BUT, SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON MYSPACE I HAVE ALOT OF GREAT FRIENDS JUST TRYING TO NETWORK MY MUSIC! I GET ALOT OF QUESTIONS LIKE, WHERE CAN I PURCHASE YOUR CD! I LAUGH TO MYSELF, SAYING WHAT CD? DID YOU READ MY PROFILE IT STATED, PLEASE EXCUSE THE VOCALS I'M JUST TRYING TO ENTERTAIN MYSELF (HA, HA, HA) I ONLY WANTED TO PRODUCE/SONGWRITE! I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST! THERE SEEMS TO BE A DEMAND FOR ME TO BE AN ARTIST! SHOULD I BECOME THE ARTIST? HIT ME UP, MY FRIENDS LET ME KNOW! THANK YOU "PUMP THA FLAVA" RUBIN RILEY TUF187@COMCAST.NET PART TWO! I WISH TO THANK ALL OF MY FRIENDS FOR THE RESPONSES THAT I RECEIVED! IT HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE TO ME! ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES THAT I HAD RECEIVED FROM MY BULLETIN POSTING! EXPLAINING MY TRANSISTION FROM PRODUCER/SONGWRITER TO NOW, PRODUCER/SONGWRITER/ARTIST! TO ME PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND NOT AN INDIVIDUAL! FROM ALL THE MESSAGES TELLING ME TO ALSO BECOME AN ARTIST! MY PROFILE SAID EXCUSE MY VOCALS CAUSE I WAS JUST ENTERTAINING MYSELF (HA, HA, HA)! FOR THE LAST SIXTEEN MONTHS, MY VOCALS WERE ENTERTAINING YOU ALSO AND I THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL! I LAID VOCAL TRACKS DOWN ONLY FOR A VOCALIST OR COMPANY CAN SEE THE POTENTIAL OF MY MUSIC! YOU, YOU LET ME KNOW THAT I CAN TAKE IT ANOTHER LEVEL! AS AN ARTIST ALSO! WHY DO I EXPLAIN, CAUSE I'M A PEOPLE PERSON! I LOVE YOU ALL

"THE REAL BIO"

PUMP THA FLAVA AKA RUBIN RILEY When I was a little boy, I was always surrounded by music My parents had a record collection that consisted of R&B, Jazz and Gospel! They believed in buying music they enjoyed. My parents would let me use the stereo system anytime that I wished,at the early age of 4 yrs. old! So, I was listening to alot of music at an early age. I had my own radio at 4 yrs old! I was born & raised in Detroit, Michigan. Once when I was five my sister and I were at the corner store, buying candy and stuff like that! Then she elbowed me and whispered there's Marvin Gaye! He was sipping on a milkshake. That's right! I lived right around the corner from Motown! We would becoming home from school and see The Temptations practicing their routine or taking pictures. We moved from Trumbull street, when I was about eight yrs old. This was the beginning of my musical self. I always wanted a guitar, but my parents couldn't afford one. You know how that goes, lol! Wow,at fourteen yrs of age I got one. I was deeply into "Hendrix" before I had even recieved a guitar, lol! I was self taught and learned quickly! I played in bands my teenage life,parties,clubs, bars concerts and festivals etc. In my teens I had met and was friends with great musicians! Greg "mousey" Philigaines and Ricardo "Ricky" Rouse! Greg was a Genious and ended up keyboardist and music director for Michael Jackson! Yep, "THRILLER"! Ricky was the guitarist for Snoop Dogg/Tupac/Chaka Khan/ George Clinton! Ricky is a genious! He was the one to make me think about being a serious songwriter. I wanted to be in the music business, cause Ricky was fire! I knew these guys when they were teenagers, they were my surroundings. My senior year of high school, I was playing guitar and singing, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. So Monday morning class I would be sleeping, lol! When I graduated from high school, I had three offers! #1) Be a walk on for Iowa Hawkeye's football, #2) Go over seas backing Danny Woods (Chairmen of the Board) #3) Go to General Motors, guaranteed. I went for the money, General Motors. I continued pursuing my music and ended up in the studio recording original material with two guys! We recorded 4 days a week, from 6p.m. to 3a.m. for six months. While in the studio I met Debbie Wright one of the original Parlets (parliament/Funkadelic). We became great friends and wrote songs together. Warner Brothers was interested in the unit, but the unit fell apart! They told me sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down! call me, the next time that you're up! This is when I made up my mind, the next time that I have access to a studio, I will do everything myself, I can't count on no one but me! THEN COMPUTERS CAME!I have been deeply involved in writing my own material and computers for awhile! Just honing my skills and learning new ones! Other famous people that I've performed with or jammed with has been Martha Reeves and Lonnie Motley! Martha Reeves was the one that made me get on stage and sing my own original material. Lonnie Motley was a guy that I met at a jam session at Alvin's in Detroit. He would always get me on stage to jam with him. I almost landed a job like that for George Clinton, he was producing a new group called The Mix featuring Belita Woods. The guitar player came back and the group never surfaced anyway. Belita sings with George Clinton, today! Lonnie "Tha One" Motley bassist and music director for Kidd Rock/also bassist for George Clinton/ Chaka Khan. My music is everything! To create is beautiful! I am totally in another world! But the icing on the cake is, that I am finding out that there is alot of people loving what I do! "Pump Tha Flava" Rubin Riley 313.xxx-xxxx riley.r@comcast.net www.myspace.com/pumpthaflavaquot

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